M.S. in Business Analytics

School of Business & Leadership

Top 20 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA), U.S. News & World Report, 2018

#3 Best Graduate Online Business (Non-MBA) Program in Virginia, US News & World Report, 2018

98% of graduates said education was worth the expense

Turn Big Data into a Bold Career Move

This Master of Science in Business Analytics degree gives you comprehensive training in one of the fastest-growing fields. We emphasize ethics, strategies to protect data integrity, and the upholding the privacy of individuals and organizations. For those already working in business analytics, the program will fill important gaps in your technical and soft skills needed for career advancement into senior positions.

ACCELERATE YOUR INCOME

Leverage your marketability in the face of a data analyst shortage – and command a six-figure salary.

BECOME A STRATEGIC DECISION-MAKER

Mine big data to make effective business decisions that improve the performance of your organization.

BUILD IN-DEMAND SKILLS

Learn how to transform large, unstructured data sets into deliverables that drive value and create competitive advantage.

You'll gain expertise in business processes, high-level mathematics, computer science and statistics, predictive analytics, data mining, optimization, risk analysis and data visualization – all from a biblical worldview.

Available Fully Online

Fast-Track Option (12 Months)

8 Start Times per Year


Online

SESSION START:

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 30

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

Take Your Career to the Next Level

After completing this M.S. in Business Analytics online, you will be able to:

  • Provide data-driven leadership across a wide variety of industries and functions, including marketing, finance, operations management, retail, manufacturing, banking and healthcare.
  • Present data and predictions using top industry tools and foundational analytic concepts.
  • Analyze best practices for corporate data storage and handling.
  • Apply the use of modern analytical software, algorithms and methodologies through hands-on experience.

Career Opportunities

  • Database Analyst
  • SAS Programmer
  • Business Analytics Expert
  • Statistician
  • Security Analyst
  • Fraud/Risk Manager

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The admissions committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Vision clarity and alignment with program outcomes
  • Writing quality
  • Leadership experience

 

2018-2019 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Wednesday, August 15

Monday, August 27

Session M

Wednesday, September 12

Monday, September 24

Session B

Wednesday, October 17

Monday, October 29

Session C

Wednesday, January 2

Monday, January 14

Session T

Wednesday, January 30

Monday, February 11

Session D

Wednesday, March 6

Monday, March 18

Session E

Wednesday, May 1

Monday, May 13

Session F

Wednesday, June 12

Monday, June 24

 

Prerequisites:

Master's applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a credential evaluating agency.
  • Submit all application materials such that they are received by the application deadline. Admission interviews are by invitation only and may be requested.

Application Process:

1. Complete Your Online Application

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office for assistance.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee

Option 1: Pay via the online application process or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Option 2: Attend a School of Business & Leadership on-campus or online information session to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.

3. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

Unofficial transcripts from a U.S.-based school, indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, can be used for an admissions decision. Submit your unofficial transcript to transcripts@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Master's Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. See the International Admissions Checklist for details.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

4. Submit Your Professional Resume

Your professional resume or curriculum vitae should include:

  • Employment history with details of responsibilities, skill sets and results
  • School, community and church leadership positions
  • Service activities in which you have been involved
  • Academic and non-academic honors and distinctions you have received

Email your resume directly to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Master's Application Pieces.

5. Complete an Admissions Questionnaire Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

6. Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

7. International Applicants

Visit the International Student Admissions page for additional admission requirements and to determine if you qualify as an international student.


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
M.S. in Business Analytics $650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

Enrollment Deposit $100
University Services Fee (Online Students) $550
RU Library Course Fee $50 (one-time fee)

*Rates are subject to change at any time. The per-credit-hour tuition rate is for SBL master’s-level courses only. Concentration courses taken from other Regent schools are charged at that school's tuition rate.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

M.S. in Business Analytics